Microsoft isn’t exactly among the top players on the tech market but they are surely trying to save their face with new products aimed at the large public. Microsoft hopes computer users will show some love for Windows 10, the newest version of their once highly acclaimed operating system. Although technology is entirely shifting towards mobile devices, Microsoft struggles to keep a certain degree of balance and stays true to itself, still launching products dedicated to desktop and laptop users.
Windows 10 will be available cost-free, as an upgrade to anyone using either of the previous generations of the system. Along with Windows 10, Microsoft hopes for a 10 billion devices reach, dreaming to create a huge audience, touch the holy ground of developers and drive them to crank out must have apps for the platform. Although the latest version of Windows comes with its perks, it lacks the large variety of apps found on competitor’s platforms, still discouraging app makers from creating Windows versions.
Beyond the lack of adaptability to mobile markets and developer’s curiosity, Windows 10 works much better than its predecessors. The start-up speed in Windows 8 was much quicker compared to Windows 7, due to important changes in the way its software loaded up when the power button was pressed. Windows 10 is now much better, faster and stronger than Windows 8, offering an ideal speed to access general files. PC’s and laptops will see a true boost of performance once with the new installation of Windows 10.
The Start menu sees a comeback.
It was very missed on the already old Windows 8, which appeared to be not as user friendly as Microsoft intended to make it. The new Windows 10 start menu offers a very inspired mix of the menu from Windows 7 and the Live Title interface taken out and adapted from Windows 8. Furthermore, your personal files and programs can be pinned to the menu for a quick access and app tiles can efficiently be resized. The old gold Windows button is back on the bottom left side of the screen, which makes things much easier for users.
Windows 10 comes with new and revamped apps, such as Photos, Videos, Maps, Groove, People, Mail and Calendar. They are all designed to work perfectly both in desktop mode and on touch screen. The mouse and keyboard will also do the trick in making the apps run at full power and performance. It seems that the guys from Microsoft focused on versatility, which is a great boost of perspective and a living proof of adaptability in the constantly changing times we are living.
Windows 10 also provides an “Action Center”, a dedicated location for any new e-mails, access to toggles for Wi-Fi, app notifications, tablet mode, VPN, Bluetooth and everything else you ever wanted to find in a good and safe place.
Their Edge browser is a pretty much strong competitor of Google’s Chrome and Mozilla Firefox. Edge still doesn’t have a wide range of extensions but it is a huge upgrade to the old and tired Internet Explorer.
All you need to know about Windows 10 is that it offers a very promising perspective over Microsoft’s approach on its public in particular, the world of technology in general and operating systems as a whole. Although the guys have not managed to suppress the automatic download of updates and new features to their system and you need to have a pretty much advanced device to have Windows 10 run at full power, the new product is well received by the experts. Microsoft still has a chance to recover its lost popularity, provided they follow a strong marketing strategy and with time improve what still does not work ideally on their fresh, out of the oven Windows 10.
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